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BOULEVARD BAPTIST CHURCH | JANUARY 2014 EDITION | ISSUE NO. 15

Blessing Plan for

2014
Is your Salvation sure? Testimony: Sis. Florence Howe

Composting
Highlights from Kingston Keswick 2014 The Church: Image or Impact?

Green Attitudes:

.jm Pastor: Rev. Christian education and fellowship.m. Simone Hull-Lloyd.m. and 6:30 p.m. Devon Dick Opportunities For Worship Sundays at 9:00 a. evangelize the wider community and influence the world through Christ by organized preaching. Editor-in-Chief: Sophia Williams Editor: Claudette Reid Other Team Members: Hyacinth Brown. Boulevard Baptist Church Boulevard Baptist Church 2 Washington Boulevard. 7:00 a. Carla Wilson-Redden.Mission Statement: To develop our spiritual lives. Verna Edwards. while co-operating with other Christian bodies. Francine Dallas. Sunday School: 8:00 a.m. public and private worship.m. Dr. Prayer and Fasting: 1st Saturdays. Kingston 20 Tel. • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 p.: 905-2422. Ricardo Holness. Prayer & Bible Study: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.boulevardbaptist.com | Website: www. 905-0118 or 832-1522 Email: boulevard.m. Petrona Faulknor and Lorna Fraser. Duvaughn Dick.baptist@yahoo.m. – 8:50 a.org.

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in all we do make a difference for God. it is saying wealth is larger than life. • Develop maturity in faith. . Devon Dick on Sunday January 5. soberness of mind and love. • We must go to God to get forgiveness and pardon in order to enjoy his full blessings. This will help us to diagnose the problem accurately and give the right solution. • Pray to God for ministry opportunities. not to use God. which will manifest the great power of God working in us.Blessing Plan for 2014 A checklist of the Blessing Plan for 2014 from a sermon delivered to the Boulevard Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. to be used by God. making Him known. but it is that which advances materialism as the promotion of health and wealth as the only reality.Isaiah 7:14 1. Divine revelation which discloses the truth of God. Seek opportunities to tell people about Jesus. may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. • We must have testimonies that speak of growing spirituality. 2014. not about material gains. (Reference texts: Psalm 1 and Ephesians 1) • We must be blessed by God with wisdom and revelation. the glorious Father. Material is good. • Seek divine knowledge and a better understanding of what God desires. When a person commits suicide over wealth. This truth comes to us from nowhere to deal with our situation. • Finally. • A blessing which is not materialism. so that you may know him better” . “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ.

as was evident in many of the testimonies presented. Dr. I will be exalted in the earth. Devon Dick who delivered the sermon during the Watch Night service. you could not help but notice the beautifully lit cross mounted on the Church. “Be still. We gave awesome praise in songs to the Almighty God who took us through a year with many challenges. The joy of the cross was synonymous to the wonderful experience we had during the worship service as we embraced a brand new year. He encouraged the large congregation to trust in the One who is reliable and who is able to save us. and He will be there for us in 2014. 2013. and know that I am God. approachable and accessible. reassured Rev. I will be exalted among the nations. . and as we entered the Church compound to usher out 2013 and welcome 2014. there is a God who is always available. God was a present help to us in times of trouble through the past year. and assured us that when problems are all around us and we need deliverance or a miracle in our lives.We Watched The Night Under A Lit Cross As one passed the Boulevard Baptist Church on the Watch Night of December 31.” – Psalm 46:10 2.

Dr. Romario Atkins and Keela Dixon collecting certificate from Rev. Devon Dick The Boulevard Baptist Church .HEART Trust NTA Skills training Programme offers a one year course of study in Commercial Food Preparation. as well as other subjects. .HEART Skills Training Programme Boulevard Baptist L-R: Graduate Romaine Rookwood. making them rounded individuals for the hospitality industry. Top to Bottom: The three classes of the Skills Training Programme at the last graduation exercise 3. Some students also had the opportunity to work at the residence of the Argentine Ambassador. During this one year period the students are exposed to the theory and practical aspects of the course. Graduates over the years have gained employment in major hotels in Kingston and on cruise ships. At the last valedictory service in August 2013 fifty-eight chefs graduated from the programme. while some have gone on to further studies at the University of Technology and Universities overseas.

and members who lost loved ones. special songs. . letters. gone through trials and tribulations and they have won. They were reminded of the promises and the presence of God in death. explained Rev. . This is an encouragement for us. This is. vacation spots. Not that we forget them. while forty members including our pastor mourned the loss of loved ones. The Methodist Minister concluded that our loved ones are earthly winners.Sophia Williams ‘Blessed are those that mourn. so we do not lose faith or hope. The Boulevard Baptist Church family was saddened by the passing of fifteen of its members. Byron Chambers who himself has lost a wife. Our memory stones can be personal. Dr. he added. but we must carry on with the race. if not we cannot experience the renewal God wants for us. they have run the race. Byron Chambers as he delivered his message to the relatives of members of the Boulevard Baptist Church who passed in 2013. consider Him. etc. Jesus ran a race that led him to a cross. These were solacing thoughts expressed by Rev. as they are safe in the arms of a comforting God. and believers are invited to run in God’s race and not to spend the rest of our lives mourning (Hebrew 12:1-3). They help us to continue moving ahead. for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4) 4. He is the substance of our lives.Memorial Service 2014 What reminds you of a loved one who is no longer around? It may be pictures. declaring that there is nothing to fear because of death.

Don’t expect a big tough coconut husk to break down as quickly as chopped banana peels. . etc. pruners. newspaper. Brown materials supply carbon. Much slower (may take months). twigs. Vegetable Oils. methane). organic wastes. manure) and green organic material (lawn clippings. Composting promotes higher yields to agricultural crops. machete. metal. and Pastas. Breads. If the particles are too large. It should include a mixture of brown organic material (dead leaves. Excess oxygen can dry out the pile and impede the composting process. Moisture Content: Water is the key element that helps transports substances within the compost pile and makes the nutrients in organic material accessible to the microorganisms for their survival. also will attract vermin. Dairy Products. The best ratio is 1 part green to 1 part brown material. There are two types of composting: Active: 550 C temperature (ideal temperature for decomposition). Particle Size: Grinding. while green materials supply nitrogen. manure. shredder. Oxygen Flow: Composting bacteria are AEROBIC. thermometer. or oxygen-loving. Rice.Composting Green Attitudes: Compost is the end product of the decomposition of organic matter. and shredding materials increases the surface area on which the microorganism can feed. Compost information courtesy of the NSWMA 5. These are not good for compost. The Composting Process: Main Components: Organic matter includes plant materials and some animal manures. Branches. nuts and shells. small amounts of paper. metal pole (to test the heat). they will prevent air from flowing freely through the pile. fruit rinds.). garden hose. Faster (takes weeks). vegetable and fruit scraps and peels. chipping. styrofoam. Bones. Suitable Ingredients: Some yard waste (grass and leaves). plain napkins. the smaller the better. requires very little maintenance. releasing odour and greenhouse gases (e.g. egg shells. May develop anaerobic conditions. What NOT to Compost: Plastic. anything cooked in oils. Items Required: Pitch fork. Exposing the pile allows decomposition to occur at a faster rate than anaerobic conditions. Passive: 300 C (ideal temperature for decomposition). Temperature above 60° C kills bacteria. glass. coffee and tea bags (are fine). Meat Scraps. Animal Fats.

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This mood I felt was as a result of my worry about my sister with whom I was very close and who was ill. I tried to ascertain from him why he did that. looked around at me and shook his head. By God’s grace and his will I came through.feeling persisted to the point that I decided to seek medical help. But after the surgery and while laying on the bed the doctor who performed the surgery. who prayed for me. the Father of compassion and By: Dorrett R Campbell the God of all comfort. His said I was not expected to be alive. Any spill of food from this hole would have been life-threatening. After surgery I could not walk for weeks being confined to wheelchair. who comforts us in all our troubles. There was a hole in my digestive tract. Florence Howe It was during a family reunion in December 2012 that I started experiencing a low feeling and a lack of appetite. While this surgery was about to be performed. made visits and took care of me in my state of weakness. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.2 Corinthians 1:3-4 6. because ninety five percent of persons who have done this type of surgery never made it. I thank God for the people around me – church. . just never thought I could make it through the operation. so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God .Testimony: Sis. This lack of appetite and a general ill. and I have lost eighty two pounds. family and friends. Tests were done and based on the results I was told that I was in a bad shape and surgery could not be delayed. with his back turned. I practically gave up on life. called.

We may have seen loved ones reaching death’s door and promised faithfully to give their lives to the Lord once they are out of the situation. “For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses” (Heb. He helps by offering you blessings in the form of pardon for sins.” Another adage that runs close to this is. protection from the evil one. She procrastinated until close to that moment when baptism was to eventually take place she died. it is the more we will lose out on many things in life. gave her word that as soon as she was discharged from the hospital she would be ready for baptism. Reflect on this tract: God offers Pardon. gives you a new purpose in life so that you can prosper in body and soul. God sees what you are experiencing and cares enough to help you. The next opportunity will not be the same as the first. A young lady who was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She lost the opportunity. He provides the necessities of life. Peace. peace in all circumstances. . That time. but as soon as they are well again that promise is all forgotten or never fulfilled. 7. 4:15). or that opportunity is lost forever and cannot be recovered. Protection. Jesus understands what we are going through. Power and Purpose. his constant presence with you. “the thief of time. power to live the full life. When we put off God each time we are risking the eternal life. “opportunity comes but once. Prosperity. Purpose. Probably the best way to validate this saying is that the more we put off or delay things.Is your salvation sure? PROCRASTINATION Procrastination is called.” Many persons say we do get a lot of opportunities therefore that adage is not necessarily true.

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• The EE and EC programmes will contribute to the target 25 percent reduction in public sector electricity consumption by 2015. Jamaica imported about 25 million Barrels of Oil Equivalent (BOE) for approximately US$2. information can be derived from the Ministry of Mining and Energy/IDB Energy Conservation Project document. 25 percent.electricity. aviation and lighting industries combined. • The GOJ has formulated a set of policies focusing on energy savings for the country which includes implementing energy efficiency (EE) and energy conservation (EC) programmes in the public sector. • The National Water Commission accounts for over 50 percent of energy expenditure in the public sector.• Petroleum represents 88 percent of Jamaica’s total imports. which is highly energy intensive. . 25 percent transportation sector. Additionally. • In 2007. • Over 90 percent of Jamaica’s electricity is supplied by imported petroleum-based fuel.shipping. • As of 2008 Jamaica consumed 75.6 billion distributed as follows: 40 percentbauxite.000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d). • Jamaica is the fourth largest producer of bauxite. • Jamaica is highly dependent on imported petroleum as its primary source of energy in particular for its bauxite/alumina industry. 8. remaining 10 percent .

She said that her classmates were surprised that she ran.Jhana Downie placed second in LIME Foundation 6K Run Jhana asked how she could help with the purchase of equipment for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Jhana who currently runs on the track team at her school at St. One other goal was to make the least number of stops (if any) during the race. in the 11 to 14 years category. She thoroughly enjoyed the race. . Interestingly. Preparation Jhana prepared for her event over nine days during the Christmas season by slowly running long distances and building up the distance covered for each training session. Andrew Preparatory. 9. and this was the motivation behind her participation in the recently held LIME Foundation 6K Run. For each session she increased on the number of laps. The Experience Jhana expressed that she was quite confident and excited about the run and being involved. placed second in her race. Jhana has no concrete plans about running in the long distance events. Her goal was to at least finish the race. Sport Enthusiast A sport enthusiast. but added that she was surprised at her second place. She had a desire to help the Children at the Bustamante Hospital. the long distance is not Jhana’s pet event nor is it one of the events she participates in at her school. Jhana poses for the camera with her trophy and second place prize. this 11 year old sixth grader also plays table tennis and football. but there is a possibility that she may enter a few more of these events for the experience. the post celebrations and of course the collection of her trophy.

Joy above and beyond the grave. • Think about the wise men who took the long hard journey to find Baby Jesus. “Been there done that. Our grief can come to joy through the Holy Spirit. • Becoming a Christian makes better sense. • Testing of our patience produces joy. 2013 provided some credible evidence as he delivered his sermon to the Boulevard Baptist Church. over and beyond the grief. We get joy in the resurrection of Jesus. dull. The search caused them great grief. This is joy not destroyed in death. The wise men were overjoyed even before seeing the Messiah. Devon Dick referred to track star Usain Bolt and the rigors of training he had to endure in order to achieve the type of success he now enjoys. Dr. • The joy of Salvation. It will be beyond our expectation. Ultimately it is joy forever. but as soon as they saw the star they were cheerful. When they went to Bethlehem Jesus was not there. so joy comes in the morning. you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.Long-suffering Joy Many may have a difficulty making a connection with joy and suffering. Devon Dick on Christmas Sunday. We can endure the daily grind because of the joy we can get in Christ Jesus.” Is it that you have to go through long suffering to have joy? Getting to the truth of “Longsuffering Joy” Rev. unexciting things and daily grind of life. I tell you the truth. monotonous. but your grief will turn to joy – John 16: 20 10. hope in the life of come. How can one suffer and experience joy at the same time? The experienced would say. Rev. • God chastises us but He loves us. • You can have joy beyond the mundane. . December 27. You will grieve.

Someone Else was a wonderful person. Were the truth be known.” Whenever leadership was mentioned. Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of work. this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results. “Someone Else can work with that group. Whenever there was a job to do. sometimes appearing superhuman. 11.SERMON OBITUARY Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members. Someone Else. everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference. remember—we can’t depend on Someone Else anymore. everybody expected too much of Someone Else. . Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow.” It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in the church. or meeting to attend. “Let Someone Else do it. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years. a class to teach. Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. one name was on everyone’s list. Whenever there was a financial need. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do. but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? When you are asked to help this year.

Balanced empowered and Mission empowered. Impact was more important to them than image. even if the Bible says it is wrong. He pointed out that the modern world no longer exists. He explained that it is not possible for us to replicate what the 1st century Church did as they have already accomplished that. Woodrow Kroll brought into focus the pre-modern. we will be triumphant. the Church has the greatest future in the life of this earth. . Given God’s promise. the modern and postmodern world. They were successful because they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Referring to the Book of Revelation. It is a world asking you to tolerate everything. Dr. We would be regressing in the faith rather than progressing. Woodrow Kroll. Kroll looked comprehensively at persecution of the 1st century Church. Salvation empowered. He pointed out that God has gifted us with technological advances today and therefore we can achieve much more through technology. Dr. They were seen as breaking the law and so they suffered for it. This world he indicated is one where outward appearance is more important. Kroll asserted that the 1st century Church made more of an impact than one of being a Church of image. Unity empowered. Dr. used the attributes and accomplishments of the 1st century Church to demonstrate how the 21st century Church can impact the world today as the believers in the earliest Church did.Sophia Williams The main speaker of the Kingston Keswick Convention 2014. 12. and we are now living in the post-modern world. Woodrow Kroll expressed that after the persecution of Christians. He took an in-depth look at the Book of Acts. imprisoned and martyred because they were relentless in the spreading of the Gospel of Christ. with the advent of radio. . The Apostles were stoned. they were Prayer empowered. All this advancement allows God’s messages to reach millions of people worldwide in a quicker and more convenient way. computers. Dr. Dr.Highlights of Kingston Keswick 2014. smartphones and airplanes. and style is preferred over substance. The early Church added thousands of believers to their numbers daily.

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